Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 479
  • Last Modified:

How do you find a predefined SpecificationName in a database?

I need help with this line of code:

DoCmd.TransferText acImportFixed, "ADP Import Specification AXC", tempTable, strPathNoExt & ".txt", yes

I'm supporting software someone else built, I need to find the "SpecificationName" in this line of code and change it to make an update to the import.  How do I find it "ADP Import Specification AXC" in the Access Database - it's the SpecificationName that was built by someone else but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
0
gcgcit
Asked:
gcgcit
1 Solution
 
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
It's stored in a hidden system table.  Simplest way to get to it is use the import export wizard.  

Once you start dealing with the file layout, there is a button to take you to the specs.  There you can work with, open, and save specs.

Jim.
0
 
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
BTW if you state which Access version, I can give you some screen shots on getting there if you need them.

Jim.
0
 
mbizupCommented:
It will vary based on your version of Access, but generally:

External Data --> Import
Browse to a file of the type you want to import
Click the "Advanced..." button

(You should see a listing of any predefined import specifications in your application)
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 
gcgcitAuthor Commented:
I'm using Access 2003
0
 
gcgcitAuthor Commented:
Screenshots would be super helpful thanks.
0
 
gcgcitAuthor Commented:
I don't know where to search to import these files.

I've gone into Tools >> Options and indicated to show System Tools.  This did show some hidden tables with fields that are defining the import... problem is... the MSysIMEXColumns table with the fields doesn't allow me to add more rows... I need to add two rows to this table with the 2 new fields we are importing... HELP!
0
 
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
xhere are the steps to create the import spec file

'
1. File>get external data>import
2. select in the File of types box   Text files (*.txt etc..
3. select the file
4. in the import text wizard window select  delimited/fixed
5. Click advanced
6. in the import specification window
    type the name of the field in the Field Name column
    (here you can use the field names of the destination table, specify data type,
      check the box Skip if you do not want to import the column)


7 click save as, give the specification a name  <-- this is the specification name that you will use in the command line below



to retrieve your inport spec file, do 1 to 5 from above
see image Above
0

Featured Post

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now